Although a few times names were mispronounced, this is the best read book of the series with the exception of Sam Tsoutsouvas reading of Book 1. After the torture that was Jim Bonds reading of Book 2, this was an absolute pleasure to listen to.
For all those who think this was a poor listen, try going from listening to the last few chapters of this and go right to the next book, Soul of the Fire. It made me appreciate this one more and it may change your view of this listen. You want to complain about something? Complain that they even thought about bringing Jim Bond back for a later book in the series.
2 seasons of TV shows and 11 books. Hours of previous narration and he can not pronounce the lead charactor name properly. I also would like a reread. No offence Dick Hill but your narration sucks large clumps of pustulant snardage. You did a disservice to this series. I feel to have wasted my money on the purchase of this book. To be sure I will NEVER listen to another you have read.
The book is fine but the reading isn't good. The main issue is the pronunciation. Dick Hill pronounces the name of the heroine, kahlan, different than any of the other recordings (#1-3). He pronounces her name "collin". Other places and people are also pronounced differently. I found it very distracting.
What in the world were you guys thinking! I can't believe you changed the name of one of the main characters. I've read all of these books to this point and they are really good. The Mother Confessor is one of the main characters of the series and up until now, her name was Kaylin. For the first hour of this book, I had to wonder. Who the F^$# is Collin? Did I miiss a book? What the hell happened?! But when I heard the full name, I realized that "Collin" is the new Kaylin. Why or why would you do this?
If you choose to listen to this book be aware that the narrator is HORRIBLE. Please at least find a narrator that can pronounce the character's names. The book is amazing and deepens the story greatly and enriches all of the characters, however it is tiresome to hear Kahlan referred to as Collin. I find it greatly distracting from the story to have this narrator direct the journey of the book. I would give the book itself 5 stars however because of the narrator getting 0 stars i will average the two out to two stars.
As I listened to the fourth series, it was extremely predictable. Kahlan was boring and abandoned of her own power and strength as she had in the last book. She was weak and a disappointment. She had so much strength in the last series that I almost feel bad for rushing to have this book in my possession. It made the story seem longer and more drawn out. The story even lost me a few times, which I wasn't too happy about but because of the direction it seems like the writer was just writing this one to get it over with and get to the next. I'm hoping that the next book/series isn't as bad as this one.
I learned after attempting to listen to this book that even though I truly enjoy reading a book that it pays to read the reviews before purchasing an audible copy. I know I only have two functioning brain cells, but why would Kahlan be called Kahlan in my mind while reading 11 volumes of text, listening to the first 3 books in the series and watching 40 some odd episodes on a TV series very loosely based on the book series and then change her name to Collin for "Temple of the Winds"??? I couldn't take it, I lasted less than 5 minutes with this reading and located another version that gives Cara a Russian accent, but at least he has the names right, wish I could return the audible copy for a refund :o(
still waiting for audible to sell me Metro 2033
who the hell is colin? i mean realy dick how do you get colin out of kahlan. now realy i don't know if mr dick hill will read this but for all of us who pay for thes books and in due fact help pay you how about saying the names right i mean is it realy hard (*kay lan) not colin realy dick have some pride in your work and do a good job
book 5 stars
dick hill -100 stars and to dick if you can't do your job right i would say look for a new job you would be good at like being a land mine stomper
Kahlen apparently got a lobotomy. Richard suffers her stupidity. Book and series ruined, since it seems that the next book is even worse. I'll just stop now.